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Bug#859396: installation-reports: boot fail error gr ctor failed (-2)

On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 05:00:23AM -0500, david wrote:
> On 04/03/2017 03:22 AM, Geert Stappers wrote:
> >On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 02:41:04AM -0500, David Merchant wrote:
> >>    * What was the outcome of this action?
> >>system boots ok but throws errors:
> >>nouveau:lots of numbers: firmware: failed to load nvidia/gm206/gr/sw_nonctx.bin (-2)
> >>nouveau: gr: failed to load gr/sw_nonctx
> >>gr ctor failed, -2
> >
> >Boot the computer in rescue mode to avoid start up of graphical mode,
> >to prevent the nouveau errors.
> >
> >In rescue mode get nvidia-detect from non-free installed and run it.
> >
> >
> >Then use the output of  nvidia-detect for the next step
> >
> The target computer will not boot in ANY mode.  As I said, it
> freezes almost immediately and hangs forever.  Even the "recovery
> mode" of the installation tool is severely limited.  Can't use apt,
> can't copy files, can only use tiny vim to create the blacklist of
> the sp5100_cot module.
> The target computer will NOT boot on it's own and no tools are
> available since there is no "live" version of Debian 9 yet.
> In 8.7.1, nvidia-detect shows the actual card, the GTX 960 as I
> mentioned earlier.  There are 3 or 4 different names of that card
> but they  all mean the 960.

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> >>nouveau:lots of numbers: firmware: failed to load nvidia/gm206/gr/sw_nonctx.bin (-2)

Find a way to get that nvidia firmware loaded.

Geert Stappers
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